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by Caroline on Feb 28th 2014

More than eight years ago I became familiar with a neurologist by the name of  Dr. David Perlmutter when I asked a friend how her husband was doing with Parkinsons (In the picture on the right) she told me he was doing very well. He had Parkinson’s for...

by Caroline on Feb 26th 2014

Years ago  research seemed to point to cholesterol having a big effect on heart disease, but more recent research indicates that damaged LDL cholesterol is actually the culprit. In the meantime the cholesterol myth has perpetuated the low fat diet myth and popularity...

by Caroline on Aug 2nd 2013

Statins or cholesterol lowering drugs are one of the most popular prescribed drugs in the US. These cholesterol-busting drugs were introduced in the 1980s and with many popular names simvastatin, atorvastatin, fluvastatin, lovastatin, pitavastatin, pravastatin,...

by Caroline on Jul 6th 2013

There has been a lot of talk about Resveratrol. But if a person takes just resveratrol they are not getting the full benefit of a polyphenol. Resveratrol is only one polyphenol out of many. Let me start with the top 2 ingredients in Shaklee’s Vivix a mixed...

by Caroline on Apr 29th 2013

Ruth  got a quadruple genetic whammy from her parents and grandparents. Her father died of a heart attack at age 60, and her mother struggled with angina all her adult life. Ruth never knew any grandparents – they all died young of heart disease. Ruth was aware...

by Caroline on Apr 28th 2013

Statin Drugs or cholesterol lowering drugs are prescribed frequently, in fact these statin drugs are among the best selling drugs in the world and make pharmaceutical companies millions each year. Originally they were approved by the FDA for lowering cholesterol...

by Caroline on Apr 7th 2013

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by Caroline on Jul 2nd 2012

Everyone has problems falling asleep everyone once in a while, but when it becomes chronic it  not only makes one feel like Oscar the Grouch on Seasame Street, but lack of sleep can cause serious health issues such as  including increased chances of diabetes,...

by Caroline on Jul 2nd 2012

Digestion Problems Anyone? Millions of Americans over 50 take this anti-acid blocking drug hoping it will same them from the discomfort of heart burn and acid reflux. For years the purple pill was the best selling prescription drug in the world! But how many people...

by Caroline on Jun 29th 2012

Stain Drugs that your Doctor may give you for lowering cholesterol has a plethera of side affects that are well known; liver damage, memory loss, muscle weakness and CoQ10 depletion to mention a few.  But did ou know that Statins also prevent the the formation...

by Caroline on May 9th 2012

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by Caroline on May 3rd 2012

The food you eat and everything else put in your body will become the building blocks of the cells. Recent research shows that even microscopic deficiencies of the essential vitamins and other nutrients can cause cell damage. Ongoing cell damage can lead to cancer...

by Caroline on Apr 30th 2012

A new study shows that just exercising every day is not enough to stay healthy. You guessed it too much sitting.  I don’t know about you but I sit entirely too much for extended periods of time banging out articles or posts or whatever on my computer. Hey...

by Caroline on Apr 12th 2012

Dr. Duane Graveline, M.D.  and a former astronaut, and an aerospace medical research scientist wrote a book entitled, Lipator-Thief of Memory. He has written a book about his experience with taking Lipitor. Dr. Graveline was an astronaut. He had elevated cholesterol...

by Caroline on Sep 22nd 2011

A study at the Univeristy of Laval in Canada showed that if you increase your fish oil (DHA) you can reduce the extent of damage following a stroke by 25 %. In the study they fed  mice a diet rich in DHA for three months significantly reduced the severity of a...

by Caroline on Feb 23rd 2011

Since February is Healthy Heart Month I wanted to talk a bit about the common drug prescribed to many people to lower cholesterol, Statins.  Cardiovascular disease is a growing epidemic in this country is a top killer not just in this country but worldwide. Estimated...

by Caroline on Feb 23rd 2011

You may have heard that taking a baby Aspirin a day  is suppose to be a preventative for heart attacks?  Many American pop Aspirin just like it is a vitamin.After all does your body have an aspirin shortage? Of course not! Taking an aspirin a day is simply medical...

by Caroline on Sep 6th 2010

Statins – those ubiquitous drugs used to lower cholesterol levels – are big business! Over 20 million Americans are currently being treated with statin drugs at a cost that runs into billions of dollars every year. Some of my cardiologist friends are...

by Caroline on Sep 6th 2010

If you have been looking for natural approaches for lowering your cholesterol, you’ve probably been hearing a lot about plant stanols and sterols lately. Just what are plant stanols and sterols and why does the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recommend...

by Caroline on May 31st 2010

Did you know that Atherosclerosis is reversible? I bet your doctor has not mentioned that to you the last time you saw him for a check up. However, a recent editorial about resveratrol that appeared in the recent issue of the prestigious New England Journal of...

by Caroline on May 7th 2010

Many people who are looking for alternatives to cholesterol lowering medications my see information on such things as red rice yeast. When looking for a natural ingredient Shaklee tested Red Rice Yeast as an ingredient for lowering Cholesterol–the studies...

by Caroline on Apr 5th 2010

If your Doctor recommends you take statin drugs for chronic heart failure you may want to give it a second thought. In a study conducted by Gruppo Italiano per lo Studio della Sopravvivenza nell’Infarto Miocardico Heart Failure (GISSI-HF) trial and released...

by Caroline on Mar 4th 2010

One of the supplements that everyone should take is CoQ10. Technically CoQ10 is not a vitamin.  Coenzyme Q10 (or CoQ10) is a natural chemical compound that we make in our bodies and consume in our diets, primarily from oily fish, organ meats such as liver, and...